Creative halloween recipes for the family

By Ellyn Peratikou

Halloween is less than a week away, whether your’e planning on ditching trick or treating and instead keeping your little ones off the dark streets this year. Or if you want some inspiration for meal times during the build up to the day, you will need some fun and creative culinary ideas to keep your children entertained. Below are a combination of savory and sweet recipes that will keep your family healthy while adopting the true Halloween spirit!

This Halloween, Primula cheese have created selection of devilishly delicious recipes try out with the kids! The versatility of Primula cheese means you can cater for family feast  and parties without fuss, thanks to its unique squeezable tubes and range of flavors.

P.S did you know that Primula’s profits go to charities here and abroad thanks to the unique not-for-profit status of the Kavli Group. It’s the cheese that makes you feel good and does good!

Spiced Pumpkin Muffins with Primula Creamy Frosting.


  • 225g Plain Flour.
  • 1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda.
  • 1tsp Ground Ginger.
  • 1tsp Mixed Spice.
  • 150ml Vegetable Oil.
  • 150ml Soured Cream.
  • 225g Caster Sugar.
  • 2 Large Eggs.
  • 125g Pureed Pumpkin (either tinned or boiled fresh pumpkin blended until pureed).
  • 1 Tube Primula Original.
  • 400g Icing Sugar.
  • 1tsp Vanilla Extract.


1. Preheat oven to 180°C/gas mark 6. Line a muffin tray with paper cases.
2. Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices in a bowl. In a jug, measure the oil and
add the soured cream, eggs and sugar. Beat until well mixed and creamy.
3. Pour the oil mixture into the dry ingredients and mix gently. Fold through the
4. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases, filling them about ¾ full and bake for 25-30
minutes until springy.
5. Leave muffins to cool and prepare the frosting. Beat together the Primula cheese,
vanilla and icing sugar until smooth. 6. Pipe the icing mixture onto the muffins and leave to set.
7. For a spooky Halloween touch, colour some fondant icing/marzipan with orange food
dye until pumpkin coloured. Roll into walnut sized balls and use the back of a knife to
mark lines. Using a writing icing pen, add faces to the pumpkins and position one on
top of each of the muffins.

Spiced Pumpkin Muffins with Primula Creamy Frosting (3)


Spooky Cobweb Pizza.  (Serves 2-4)


  • 1 Large Readymade Pizza Base.
  • 1tbsp Pizza Sauce.
  • ½ Tube Primula Original.
  • 5 or 6 Black Olives.


1. Spread tomato pizza sauce over base and bake at 180°C for 10 minutes.
2. Remove from oven and use Primula tube to pipe cobweb pattern on top.
3. Slice black olives and garnish the cobweb with the pieces to look like spiders.
4. Slice and serve.

Primula Spooky Cobweb Pizza (2)


Primula Pumpkin Soup. (Serves 4-6)


  • 50g Butter.
  •  1 Onion, Chopped.
  • 1kg Pumpkin/Butternut Squash Deseeded and Diced.
  •  2 Garlic Cloves, Crushed and Chopped Finely.
  • 1 Bay Leaf.
  • 900ml Stock.
  • 3tbsp Primula Original (plus extra for garnish)


1. Melt butter in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and fry gently until
softened. Add the pumpkin/squash and cook for 5 minutes.
2. Add the garlic and bay leaf and pour over the stock.
3. Increase the heat and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the
pumpkin is soft.
4. Discard the bay leaf and stir in the Primula. Blend using a hand blender until smooth.
5. Add salt and pepper to taste and ladle into bowls.
6. Serve with a swirl of Primula and some warm crusty bread.

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